Skip to comments.Gay Psychologist Urges Associates To Use Psychology As A Liberationist Tactic
Posted on 12/22/2004 7:43:20 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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Of course! (see post 27. the first law of homosexuality) Every 'homosexual' must be considered, and treated as, a child molester.
The third law of homosexuality:
Any exposure of children to homosexual behavior is child abuse
Yes, that is a given. But doesn't the essay offer a wonderful example of what many would indentify as "Psycho-babble."
It is also a good illustration of the fact that in modern America, people who have crossed the line between sanity and insanity, can still claim to be experts in their chosen fields.
The social history of the West is replete with examples of how important a perception of normal sex-roles are to human happiness. But this woman obviously believes that by hurling vague concepts around in a pretentious manner, she can negate that reality--and make that negation a cause worth inviting malpractice suits over!
William Flax Return Of The Gods Web Site
-Oh this is swell. It's going to screw up already screwed up people even more.-
You betcha. Look into any homosexual or lesbian's past and you'll find "stuff" that turned the tide. Never mind the Trans People and Crossdressers.
That's what the Soviets used to do.
And the queers are already doing that -- by taking homosexuality off the list of disorders, when it is obviously disordered conduct, then labeling normal people "homophobic" if they think what queers do is sick and wrong.
It appears that the APA is doing a good job of marginalizing itself with each passing day.
The fall, 2004 issue of the APA's Division 44 newsletter, includes an essay by Judith M. Glassgold, Psy.D. urging her colleagues to think of psychology as a liberationist tactic to fight against social oppression and for social justice.
Writing in "In dreams begin responsibilities': Psychology, agency and activism," Glassgold suggests that therapists must make psychology " a liberation experience, to be among those who offer solutions to problems of social justice."
psychologists to adopt the philospohy of Liberation Psychology (Martin-Baro, 1994), which is rooted in ideologies from Latin and South American countries.
Psychologists must reject seeing individual personal
and be willing to see these problems
as the consequences of social injustice, says Glassgold. Psychotherapists must revise deterministic theories of social issues and "incorporate contextualist models that better explain concepts such as social
power, freedom, agency , and resistance
psychologists must view the world as a n
place, and they must resist efforts of outside forces to label them. The goal should be to "create new meanings" and "social definitions" in order to liberate others from social structures that define what is normal or abnormal
Glassgold believes that any system that says one
identity is normal and others are not, is oppressive and must be resisted. "Systems that attempot to define what is ' normal
' are systems that attempt to limit human potential. ...our theories must be embraced tentatively, as metaphors, not reified as truth or normalcy
"We must focus on making psychology and psychotherapy more than just a Band-aid for broader social problems, but as an intrinsic part of social justice and personal
There. Much better.
PS. If anyone had any doubts about the worthlessness of modern psychology...
Isn't it oppressive to suggest it is not acceptable to define some behaviors as normal and others not? Oh, wait, we are only supposed to embrace her theory tentatively.
If Glassgold believes that we should not reify her theories as truth then that means we can throw this one in the crapper, eh?
There is no way to understand human psychology without understanding the human spirit. Since most psychologists reject the spiritual realm altogether, they are hamstrung before they begin. No wonder all they have left is mental masturbation such as this article represents.
Well done, ArGee!
rather insidious approach.
It diminishes the respectability of our field when psychologists promote blatantly political agendas that lack empirical support. Technically, one could say that such behavior is unethical, but that will never fly with the APA.
Indeed. And those who speak out are subject to harassment:
"Today, psychologists or psychiatrists who disagree with this politically correct interpretation, or even those who try to help homosexuals change, are subjected to continual harassment and accusations of malpractice."
- Dr. James Dobson ( source ).
A real life example of such harassment and accusations of malpractice:
Isn't she talking about Trotskyite and Maoist South American radicals instead? IIRC "liberation theology" is either spoonfed KGB Active Measures garbage, or COMINTERN-mediated Trotskyism, such as the Mexican Left wallowed in during the 1920's. Someone who knows better, please correct me.
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